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Neal Shusterman's Challenger Deep has been acquired by Chernin and Underground's Trevor Engelson for an upcoming adaptation, with Shusterman himself writing and co-producing the film. (Love this trend!) Here's a little bit about the book:
Neal Shusterman's book, published by Harper Collins in April, follows a 15-year-old boy, Caden Bosch, who is afflicted with schizophrenia and imagines himself on a pirate ship voyaging through the Pacific Ocean.
Shusterman's story is based on his own son Brendan's struggle with mental illness and features Brendan's illustrations throughout the novel.
Read the FYA review here.
Maze Runner author James Dashner gives an interview about the film adaptations of his books.
And PS, I Love You author Cecelia Ahern gives an interview about the upcoming adaptation of her YA series Flawed and Perfect, which isn't out until March.
Can Lionsgate survive without The Hunger Games? Can we?
Here's a list of upcoming book-to-movie adaptations, including several YA titles.
And here's Daniel Radcliffe's ADORABLE audition for Harry Potter. Spoiler alert: he got the gig.
In not quite YA but relevant to our interests news:
CW acquires a new historical monster show.
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